H.R. 5653 (112th): Make Our Veterans Smile Act of 2012

112th Congress, 2011–2013. Text as of May 09, 2012 (Introduced).

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112th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 5653

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

May 9, 2012

introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs

A BILL

To amend title 38, United States Code, to direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to provide dental care to veterans awarded the Purple Heart, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Make Our Veterans Smile Act of 2012.

2.

Provision of dental care by Secretary of Veterans Affairs to veterans awarded the Purple Heart

(a)

Provision of care

Section 1712(a)(1) of title 38, United States Code, is amended—

(1)

in subparagraph (G); by striking or;

(2)

by redesignating subparagraph (H) as subparagraph (I); and

(3)

by inserting after subparagraph (G) the following new subparagraph (H):

(H)

from which a veteran who was awarded the Purple Heart is suffering; or

.

(b)

Authority To provide care by entering into contracts

Section 1703(a)(7) of such title is amended by striking section 1712(a)(1)(F) and inserting section 1712(a)(1).

(c)

Effective date

The amendments made by subsections (a) and (b) shall apply with respect to outpatient dental services and treatment, and related dental appliances, furnished on or after January 1, 2013.